Kotoka International Airport situated in Accra, Ghana on the West Coast of Africa is the main entry point to the country. Its strategic location on the globe (on the Greenwich Meridian and close to the Equator) makes it accessible from any part of the world. Currently it is served by 25 airlines offering over 170 weekly passenger aircraft movements to more than 36 international destinations worldwide.


Some of the major airlines operating in Accra include:

Ghana International Ethiopian Airlines - South African Airways - KLM Royal Dutch

Aeroflot Airlines - British Airways - Middle East Airlines - Kenya Airways

Alitalia Astraeus Airlines    -  Virgin Airways -   Afraqiyah Airlines

Royal Air Maroc - Lufthansa Egyptair - Emirates Air



Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Ghana

List of countries whose nationals do not require Visas to enter Ghana can be found at:

All others can secure their visas from Ghana Embassies or Consulate in their respective countries. Contacts for Ghana Missions Abroad can be obtained at:

For those without Ghana Embassies or Consulates can obtain their visa on arrival at the Airport in Accra. Arrangements to obtain the visa at the Airport on arrival can be made through the IRIC-2014 Secretariat at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Travel Health

Ghana has a reasonably good health service. All regional capitals and most districts have hospitals, polyclinics and clinics. Two (2) teaching hospitals in Accra and Kumasi have facilities for treating special cases. Additionally, a number of religious organizations and private medical practitioners operate hospitals and clinics all over the country.

Special Precautions

Certificate Required

Yellow Fever






Typhoid & Polio






Food & Drink




• A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all.

• Following WHO guidelines issued in 1973, a cholera vaccination certificate is no longer a condition of entry to Ghana. However, precautions are essential.

• Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists all year throughout the country. Malaria precaution is advised.

• Tap water in cities is hygienic, but it is advisable to drink bottled water.

• Health care: Health insurance is advised. Medical facilities exist in all the regional capitals as well as in most towns and villages.